Baseline 2023

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The offset-anchor CSS property specifies the point inside the box of an element traveling along an offset-path that is actually moving along the path.

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/* Keyword values */
offset-anchor: top;
offset-anchor: bottom;
offset-anchor: left;
offset-anchor: right;
offset-anchor: center;
offset-anchor: auto;

/* <percentage> values */
offset-anchor: 25% 75%;

/* <length> values */
offset-anchor: 0 0;
offset-anchor: 1cm 2cm;
offset-anchor: 10ch 8em;

/* Edge offsets values */
offset-anchor: bottom 10px right 20px;
offset-anchor: right 3em bottom 10px;

/* Global values */
offset-anchor: inherit;
offset-anchor: initial;
offset-anchor: revert;
offset-anchor: revert-layer;
offset-anchor: unset;



offset-anchor is given the same value as the element's transform-origin, unless offset-path is none, in which case it takes its value from offset-position.


A <position> defines an x/y coordinate, to place an item relative to the edges of an element's box. It can be defined using one to four values. For more specifics, see the <position> and background-position reference pages. Note that the 3-value position syntax does not work for any usage of <position>, except for in background(-position).

Formal definition

Initial valueauto
Applies totransformable elements
Percentagesrelative to the width and the height of the element's reference box
Computed valuefor <length> the absolute value, otherwise a percentage
Animation typea position

Formal syntax

offset-anchor = 
auto |

<position> =
[ left | center | right | top | bottom | <length-percentage> ] |
[ left | center | right ] && [ top | center | bottom ] |
[ left | center | right | <length-percentage> ] [ top | center | bottom | <length-percentage> ] |
[ [ left | right ] <length-percentage> ] && [ [ top | bottom ] <length-percentage> ]

<length-percentage> =
<length> |


Setting various offset-anchor values

In the following example, we have three <div> elements nested in <section> elements. Each <div> is given the same offset-path (a horizontal line 200 pixels long) and animated to move along it. The three are then given different background-color and offset-anchor values.

Each <section> has been styled with a linear gradient to give it a horizontal line running through its center, to give you a visual display of where the <div>'s offset paths are running.

This allows you to see what effect the different offset-anchor values have — the first one, auto, causes the <div>'s center point to move along the path. The other two cause the <div>'s top-right and bottom-left points to move along the path, respectively.


  <div class="offset-anchor1"></div>
  <div class="offset-anchor2"></div>
  <div class="offset-anchor3"></div>


div {
  offset-path: path("M 0,20 L 200,20");
  animation: move 3000ms infinite alternate ease-in-out;
  width: 40px;
  height: 40px;

section {
  background-image: linear-gradient(
    to bottom,
    transparent 49%,
    #000 50%,
    #000 51%,
    transparent 52%
  border: 1px solid #ccc;
  margin-bottom: 10px;

.offset-anchor1 {
  offset-anchor: auto;
  background: cyan;

.offset-anchor2 {
  offset-anchor: right top;
  background: purple;

.offset-anchor3 {
  offset-anchor: left bottom;
  background: magenta;

@keyframes move {
  0% {
    offset-distance: 0%;
  100% {
    offset-distance: 100%;



Motion Path Module Level 1
# offset-anchor-property

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